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Water-Year Summary for Site 01447780

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00062 Elevation, reservoir(Max.,Min.,Mean)  

Water year 2019: 2018-10-01 to 2019-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
01447780 FRANCIS E. WALTER RESERVOIR NEAR WHITE HAVEN, PA
LOCATION - Lat 41°06'45", long 75°43'15" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Luzerne County, PA, Hydrologic Unit 02040106, at dam on Lehigh River, 2,200 ft downstream from Bear Creek, and 5.0 mi northeast of White Haven.
DRAINAGE AREA - 289 mi².
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - February 1961 to September 2013 (elevation and contents), October 2013 to current year (elevation).
GAGE - Water-stage recorder,  crest-stage, and heated tipping bucket precipitation gage. Datum of gage is U.S. Army Corps of Engineers local project datum. Satellite and landline telemetry at station.
COOPERATION - Content tables provided by U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. Station established and maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District.
REMARKS - Reservoir formed by an earthfill embankment covered with a rock shell, with concrete spillway at elevation 1,450.0 ft. Storage began Feb. 17, 1961; reservoir first reached conservation pool in June 1961. Total capacity (elevation 1,450.0 ft) is 110,700 acre-ft of which 108,700 acre-ft is controlled storage above elevation 1,300.0 ft, (conservation pool). Dead storage is 2,000 acre-ft. Flow regulated by three gates and low-flow by-pass system. Reservoir is used for flood control and recreation.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD -

Extreme elevations: Maximum elevation 1,441.82 ft, Jun 29, 2006; minimum (after establishment of conservation pool), 1,287.70 ft, Jul 6, 1982.

Extreme contents prior to water year 2014: Maximum contents, 95,440 acre-ft, Jun 29, 2006, elevation, 1,441.82 ft; minimum contents (after establishment of conservation pool), 980 acre-ft, Jul 6, 1982, elevation, 1,287.70 ft.